Enhanced Grain Composite Decking – as good as wood?

Real wood decking is beautiful. With its natural knots and grains, it can really change the look of an outdoor space. But how does it match up to composite decking?

With wood being a naturally formed material, this means it requires a high level of maintenance. It can quickly become weathered, become slippery when wet and pose other issues such as rotting, fading and absorbing stains.

During the winter months, fungus often meets wet wood. The tannin in the timber reacts and forms a horrible black stain. This is often a sign you’re heading for rotten decking, and can damage the timber beyond repair. Natural wood can also fade and warp – leading to additional future costs on replacing or repairing some or all of your decking.

So why is our Enhanced Grain Composite Decking as good as wood?

In our opinion, it’s even better!

Our Enhanced Grain collection is moulded from selected real wood timber. This enables us to make this range of Millboard look just like the real thing – utilising the style and design that you can only find in natural wood.

The natural design is then teamed up with all of the exceptional benefits that Millboard provides.

Millboard composite decking is designed to specifically withstand outdoors elements – whether that’s good or bad weather, rain or shine. The Lastane® surface layer not only provides a high resistance to UV light, but also provides an anti-slip surface – even when wet.

As Millboard Composite Decking is made from a unique polyurethane resin blend, this non-pourous material resists any kind of moisture, algae, stains, mould or impact.

The features of Millboard combined provide the benefits of safety and cost saving, without the need to maintain the decking as you would do with real wood. And with our Enhanced Grain Composite Decking, visually it looks just as (if not better) than the real wood.

Take a look at the complete Enhanced Grain Composite Decking collection here

 

The best composite decking? Millboard of course!

What is the best composite decking – and is it as good as wood?

There’s no denying, natural wood is beautiful. Unfortunately, it has serious drawbacks as decking. We’ve probably all seen decks where the wood has split and warped, and where even its natural good looks have been marred by a coating of algae. Keeping a wooden deck clear of these problems takes a lot of maintenance. Even then it’s really only delaying the inevitable. Wood’s numerous drawbacks have led to the development of decking made from man-made composite materials. But that then begs the question: which composite decking makes the best composite decking?

Answering that question was what drove Millboard’s development. We wanted to create decking that had all the visual appeal of natural wood, but wouldn’t rot, warp or split, and would need only minimal maintenance.

The result is a truly unique product which we believe is the best composite decking money can buy. Unlike other composites, Millboard decking is hand moulded and contains no wood content at all, so avoids all the problems associated with wood. Instead, it is made from a unique resin/stone composite material, with the addition of a unique Lastane® non-porous surface that provides superb grip, even when wet. This special surface also resists algal growth and staining – food and drink spills can simply be wiped clean.

Great performance, great looks

Our decking’s high performance is matched by its looks. Although there is no wood content at all, it has an astonishing resemblance to natural timber – most people seeing it assume it is natural timber. This authentic look is achieved by the unique way our decking is created. Each piece is formed in moulds taken from meticulously sourced natural timbers, then hand-tinted by our craftsman for a perfect, real-wood look.

Looking for the best composite decking? Congratulations – you’ve found it!

As a result, Millboard has become the leading brand for style-conscious property owners, developers and architects looking for a premium decking material. It’s the ultimate outdoor floor surface to relax and socialise on, all year round.

Request some free samples

We are happy to supply samples of our decking so that you can see it up close. Once you’ve decided on the style and colour you want, Millboard decking is available to buy from stockists across the UK. Our Key Distributors are carefully selected to ensure a positive purchasing experience and can offer helpful advice and recommendations in store. Find your nearest stockist or call our sales team on 024 7643 9943.